Roasted Turkey Loaf with Fig Gravy & Chive Mashed Potatoes

By Dave Du Bois
Culinary Setting
Cooking Style
Ground Turkey


Olive oil, as needed

4 sweet bell peppers, seeded and diced

30 lbs ground turkey

6 eggs, beaten

1-1/4 c Red Hot Sauce or harissa sauce

1-1/2 c low-sodium soy sauce

2 c tomato juice

1 Bunch fresh thyme, cleaned and chopped

1 Bunch fresh parsley, cleaned and chopped

3 c scallions, cleaned and chopped

4 c dried bread crumbs

1/4 c onion powder

Salt and freshly ground pepper As needed

18 lbs Yukon potatoes, peeled

9 Bunches chives, finely chopped

Milk, as needed

Butter, as needed

Kosher salt and pepper, as needed

5 Medium Spanish onions, fine dice

7 lbs fresh figs, chopped

2 oz Chinese five-spice powder

1 Gallon apple cider

1 qt turkey stock

Parsley, chopped, as needed

Fresh figs, as needed




Lightly saute bell pepper in oil.

In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly mix cooked bell peppers with turkey, eggs, Red Hot or harissa sauce, soy sauce, tomato juice, herbs, scallions, bread crumbs, onion powder and salt and pepper.

Fill nonstick individual loaf pans with 8-ounces each turkey mixture and shape into loaves.

Place loaf pans in full size steam table pans. Fill with hot water to 3/4 way up the sides of the loaf pans.

Bake in preheated 400 degree F oven for 40-45 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.


Boil potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain, leaving a touch of water in stock pot. Add chives, milk, butter, salt and pepper. Whip together until creamy.

Hold for service.


Saute onion in butter until onion is slightly brown. Add figs and Chinese five-spice powder, stirring regularly so figs do not stick. Deglaze with cider and turkey stock. Reduce until gravy is thick and rich.


Place mashed potato in center of plate.

Remove turkey loaves from the pans and place turkey loaf half on/half off the potatoes. Spoon gravy over turkey and potatoes.

Sprinkle chopped parsley over the entire presentation.

Garnish with additional fresh figs.


Nutrition Facts

1130 Total Calories

460 Calories from Fat

52 g Total Fat

80 % Daily Total Fat

20 g Saturated Fat

100 % Daily Saturated Fat

390 g Cholesterol

130 % Daily Cholesterol

1650 mg Sodium

69 % Daily Sodium

87 g Total Carbohydrates

29 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

7 g Dietary Fiber

28 % Daily Dietary Fiber

30 g Sugars

81 g Protein

25 % Daily Protein

130 % Daily Vitamin C

25 % Daily Calcium

60 % Daily Iron